Conservation Biology & Genomics Laboratory


Mahmood Shivji, Ph.D.
Professor, GHOC Room #343
(954) 262-3653

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Research Focus

Conservation Biology is an interdisciplinary science that applies field work and genetics/genomics research methods to the understanding, conservation, and management of marine species.

Research Activities

  • Shark, billfish and coral reef fish conservation biology, genomics, and ecology
  • Fish movement ecology
  • Coral reef ecosystem connectivity and biodiversity
  • DNA forensics for fish identification and fisheries law enforcement

“Proper functioning of the oceans is based on a network of intricate interactions among its species and their environments. Understanding these interactions and conserving these species, especially the top predators, is essential for maintaining healthy ocean ecosystems.”


Mahmood Shivji, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Biological Sciences

Director, NSU Guy Harvey Research Institute & Save Our Seas Foundation Shark Research Center